- Nov 23, 2007
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Perhaps the issue is peak stuff? The condos and residences on King East appear to have a lot more long-term residents, which feeds into that. The neighbourhood probably is less transient than others downtown, though that's in-part only a feeling. I live around there, and while I would welcome more retail, I cannot actually tell you what product would convince me to go out there to shop. I bought a new piece of furniture this week--a new bed--it's the first new piece of furniture I have purchased in about four years. I bought it from EQ3 and spent almost $2,000 including taxes, delivery, etc.., but I didn't actually go to the EQ3 store on King Street one single time. I bought it through their website (the mattress will be acquired in person, but mattress shops don't lend themselves to small and odd-shaped condo storefronts.)Clearly it doesn't.
Would I shop for clothes? Maybe... though I get the feeling King East would be the place to get suits that cost $2,000, not the $300 suits I would actually wear when I need to, and if you're going to spend $2,000 on a suit, there's Yorkville. And anyway, I can buy those at a store in the PATH when I'm at work (though the last one I purchased was done online from the store which I used to shop at in person at their FCP location, but it didn't make it through the pandemic).
Maybe shoes? Oh, wait, I bought my last two pairs of work shoes online from Aldo too, delivered free to my desk at the office.
So there's probably different perspectives, but that's one of a near-King East resident. So what am I supposed to shop for? LCBO and No Frills, sure. Beyond that... I don't know?